I've blogged about this smock pattern before, and again with this one, but I still get emails from people asking about it, and since I just made another one I thought it would be fun to share it again. As far as smocks go, I really really love this pattern. It's super easy to make and wears well. More details about it can be found in that linked post, however, I was not able to locate the pattern on the Simpliticy website. (Check etsy or ebay sellers who sell the out-of-print patterns if you are interested in finding it.)
I made this one without the contrasting fabric and elastic-gathered sleeves, and can slip it over my head without any ties or buttons down the back. See? Easy! It's rather plain--a real no-nonsense working garment. Ready for anything; gardening, cooking, housework. Lightweight cotton fabric is perfect for summer, but does need to be pressed (just a little) after washing because it wrinkles. So if you hate ironing you might want to choose another fabric. Personally, I don't mind a few wrinkles. This cute print was last year's pick from Joann's (I think).
A fair-weather weekend is rolling in...and with my new smock and a straw hat--I 'm ready to go strawberry picking!